Australia's conservative opposition, heavily favored in next month's election, outlined AU$31 billion (US$27.8 billion) in savings on Wednesday and promised to breathe new life into the economy by abolishing environment taxes polarizing voters.
Hundreds of mourners packed a Melbourne church Wednesday to bid farewell to an Australian baseball player killed by two teenagers in a random Oklahoma shooting that triggered a race debate.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Tuesday that key naval assets could be relocated north to adapt to a changing security landscape and put personnel nearer to their fields of operation.
Australia's Labor government Monday pledged to press on with plans for a high-speed rail network linking major east coast cities, saying it would diversify the economy as the mining boom slows.
Australia's conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott, favorite to win Sept. 7 elections, launched his campaign on Sunday promising to build a stronger economy, putting bulldozers on the ground and cranes in the skies.
A former Australian government leader has blamed the gun culture in the United States for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player in Oklahoma and condemned America's lax firearm controls as a corruptive influence around the world.
Australia broke global human rights rules by denying a group of refugees from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Kuwait a chance to challenge their detention, imposed on security grounds, a U.N. watchdog said Thursday.
Australia remained adamant Wednesday that its asylum-seeker policy was working, despite another boat sinking and nearly 3,000 people arriving since the ruling Labor party announced a new hard-line stance last month.
An Australian woman has lived to tell the tale after being brought back to life from being clinically dead for 42 minutes, doctors said on Monday.
Nothing drives home the depth of shame one is feeling than the urge to cover his or her face and be unrecognizable to the world.